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Re: VE Training/Refresher Tonight AT CARNATION FIRE STATION

Irvina Mizell
 

Indeed it is!  See you there.

Irvina


From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> on behalf of lindamilth <lindamilth@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 10:01 AM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] VE Training/Refresher Tonight AT CARNATION FIRE STATION
 
Hi Irvina!

I’d like to come too. Is that still possible?  
Milt Hanson
KI7NWS

On Tue, Mar 3, 2020 at 8:38 AM Irvina Mizell <irvina.mizell@...> wrote:
I'll include you!

Thanks.

Irvina



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Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] VE Training/Refresher Tonight AT CARNATION FIRE STATION
 
Hi 
    Is it to late to register? 
                                      Robert Hicks KF7IFP 
On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 07:14:33 AM PST, Irvina Mizell <irvina.mizell@...> wrote:


Just a reminder that Dave Wickert will come to the valley tonight to give this hands-on class.  If you were thinking about coming but haven't registered yet, just let me know so I can make sure there are enough supplies.  You do not need to be a current VE to take the class, but it would be good if you reviewed the manual.  Here's the link:  http://www.arrl.org/files/file/VEs/VE%20Manual%20Web%20FINAL%202014.pdf

We will begin at 5:30 tonight. 
Carnation Fire Station

Irvina
W7IRM

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Milt's phone: 206-910-7191
Linda's phone: 206-910-4140


Re: VE Training/Refresher Tonight AT CARNATION FIRE STATION

lindamilth <lindamilth@...>
 

Hi Irvina!

I’d like to come too. Is that still possible?  
Milt Hanson
KI7NWS

On Tue, Mar 3, 2020 at 8:38 AM Irvina Mizell <irvina.mizell@...> wrote:
I'll include you!

Thanks.

Irvina



From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> on behalf of Robbi hicks via Groups.Io <Robbihicks=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:35 AM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] VE Training/Refresher Tonight AT CARNATION FIRE STATION
 
Hi 
    Is it to late to register? 
                                      Robert Hicks KF7IFP 
On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 07:14:33 AM PST, Irvina Mizell <irvina.mizell@...> wrote:


Just a reminder that Dave Wickert will come to the valley tonight to give this hands-on class.  If you were thinking about coming but haven't registered yet, just let me know so I can make sure there are enough supplies.  You do not need to be a current VE to take the class, but it would be good if you reviewed the manual.  Here's the link:  http://www.arrl.org/files/file/VEs/VE%20Manual%20Web%20FINAL%202014.pdf

We will begin at 5:30 tonight. 
Carnation Fire Station

Irvina
W7IRM

--
Milt and Linda Hanson
Milt's phone: 206-910-7191
Linda's phone: 206-910-4140


Re: VE Training/Refresher Tonight AT CARNATION FIRE STATION

Irvina Mizell
 

I'll include you!

Thanks.

Irvina



From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> on behalf of Robbi hicks via Groups.Io <Robbihicks@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:35 AM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] VE Training/Refresher Tonight AT CARNATION FIRE STATION
 
Hi 
    Is it to late to register? 
                                      Robert Hicks KF7IFP 
On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 07:14:33 AM PST, Irvina Mizell <irvina.mizell@...> wrote:


Just a reminder that Dave Wickert will come to the valley tonight to give this hands-on class.  If you were thinking about coming but haven't registered yet, just let me know so I can make sure there are enough supplies.  You do not need to be a current VE to take the class, but it would be good if you reviewed the manual.  Here's the link:  http://www.arrl.org/files/file/VEs/VE%20Manual%20Web%20FINAL%202014.pdf

We will begin at 5:30 tonight. 
Carnation Fire Station

Irvina
W7IRM


Re: VE Training/Refresher Tonight AT CARNATION FIRE STATION

 

Hi 
    Is it to late to register? 
                                      Robert Hicks KF7IFP 

On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 07:14:33 AM PST, Irvina Mizell <irvina.mizell@...> wrote:


Just a reminder that Dave Wickert will come to the valley tonight to give this hands-on class.  If you were thinking about coming but haven't registered yet, just let me know so I can make sure there are enough supplies.  You do not need to be a current VE to take the class, but it would be good if you reviewed the manual.  Here's the link:  http://www.arrl.org/files/file/VEs/VE%20Manual%20Web%20FINAL%202014.pdf

We will begin at 5:30 tonight. 
Carnation Fire Station

Irvina
W7IRM


VE Training/Refresher Tonight AT CARNATION FIRE STATION

Irvina Mizell
 

Just a reminder that Dave Wickert will come to the valley tonight to give this hands-on class.  If you were thinking about coming but haven't registered yet, just let me know so I can make sure there are enough supplies.  You do not need to be a current VE to take the class, but it would be good if you reviewed the manual.  Here's the link:  http://www.arrl.org/files/file/VEs/VE%20Manual%20Web%20FINAL%202014.pdf

We will begin at 5:30 tonight. 
Carnation Fire Station

Irvina
W7IRM


CHANGE IN LOCATION FOR THE SNOVARC MEETING ON THURSDAY

Lindy KG7IFA
 

Next Meeting: March 5, 2020, 7:00 PM (business meeting at 6:15PM prior to the club meeting)

FOR THIS MEETING ONLY, WE WILL BE MEETING AT THE CARNATION FIRE STATION INSTEAD OF DUVALL, our usual location.

Elmer:

Lynn Burlingame (N7CFO) will be giving a riveting presentation on how Winlink works with a live demonstration, which will include a real time computer display to show the messages coming in and going out.

 

 

 


Re: Any RG8 or similar availble at the shack?

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I have plenty. I can fix you up. 

-p

On Mar 1, 2020, at 5:03 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

For my HF rig I need to make two short RG8  cables (3ft and 6ft) to use between my Rig and indoor turner and then external tuner to balun-  is there any cable left at the shack that is available to use this week?
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Re: Any RG8 or similar availble at the shack?

Rowland
 

Do you mean RG8X?


Thanks,

Rowland



On Sun, Mar 1, 2020 at 5:03 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
For my HF rig I need to make two short RG8  cables (3ft and 6ft) to use between my Rig and indoor turner and then external tuner to balun-  is there any cable left at the shack that is available to use this week?
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Any RG8 or similar availble at the shack?

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

For my HF rig I need to make two short RG8  cables (3ft and 6ft) to use between my Rig and indoor turner and then external tuner to balun-  is there any cable left at the shack that is available to use this week?
--
*************************
Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
(425) 864 - 5104
*************************


Mike and Key Flea MArket

Rowland
 


Anyone else going to the Swap meet in Puyallup?  It is one of the biggest events like this on the West Coast.  Lots to see and "BUY"!  See link below for the website that will explain more.


Get there early for the best buys. Usually starts winding down about 1pm

Thanks,

Rowland


Re: looking for an antenna/antenna simulation elmer

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I’ve got a model for an 80m cage dipole that at 15m AGL gives a SWR of 1.01 at the sweet spot and is under 3:1 SWR from 3.5 MHz up to 4 MHz. (it’s actually just under 3:1 at both 3.5 MHz and 4.0 MHz). That’s useably close to covering the entire band. That’s for a 4 wire cage with a diameter of about half a meter. More wires or greater diameter will make it more broadband but there’s a balancing act with NVIS gain.

If you’re looking for an 80m antenna to put up at .5 wavelength I suspect you could do better still. W1AW apparently have a cage dipole for 80m, there’s a nice writeup on it in the ARRL antenna book.

A technique I just now read about to broadband a half wave dipole is to attach a shorted quarter wave stub at the feedpoint. The idea is that the reactance of the shorted stub moves almost exactly opposite the reactance of the dipole as frequency changes. I have not modeled this and am having a little trouble visualizing how it would work.

Cage dipoles are interesting for NVIS use for several reasons: they are broadband, and you can use the length of the inner taper from the cage diameter to the feedpoint to adjust the feedpoint impedance. It turns out this is more useful than you would expect because otherwise it’s quite hard to get a 50 ohm feedpoint impedance when the antenna is only .15-.2 wavelengths above the ground.


-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

On Feb 29, 2020, at 5:17 PM, Dan Pflugrath <dpflugrath@juno.com> wrote:

Paul,
I have been patiently waiting (decades) for a solution for an optimized (wide bandwidth) 80 meter antenna. I hope there is an Elmer out there than can help us.

Historically what hams have used for this problem is a dipole cut for 3.5 MHz fed with ladder line rather than coax using a balanced tuner like the ancient Johnson Matchbox (newer versions are now available). Even with very high Standing Wave Ratios the ladder line has almost zero loss and the match box can provide a perfect match to our transceivers. This is a very efficient antenna system for 80 through 10 meters.

Good Luck. I am curious to see how close we can come to an optimized solution.

73,
Dan KA7GPP



-----Original Message-----
From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io [mailto:snovarc@snovarc.groups.io] On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Saturday, February 29, 2020 4:21 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] looking for an antenna/antenna simulation elmer

I am trying to come up with an optimized design for an 80m NVIS antenna. So far this has boiled down to hatching ideas, building an NEC model using 4nec2, and then optimizing and evaluating the design.

(side note: the entire issue of building an antenna that has enough bandwidth to cover the entire 80m band is a rathole I did not expect to fall into. Fan dipoles. Butterfly dipoles. Cage dipoles. Holy smoke, who knew there were all these dipole variants?)

I’m bumping up against the limits understanding of antenna theory, and bumping into my very limited understanding of NEC modeling really hard.

So I’m looking for an elmer to help me out. If you can help, or you can help me connect with someone who can help, I’d sure appreciate it.


-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!





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Re: looking for an antenna/antenna simulation elmer

Dan Pflugrath
 

Paul,
I have been patiently waiting (decades) for a solution for an optimized (wide bandwidth) 80 meter antenna. I hope there is an Elmer out there than can help us.

Historically what hams have used for this problem is a dipole cut for 3.5 MHz fed with ladder line rather than coax using a balanced tuner like the ancient Johnson Matchbox (newer versions are now available). Even with very high Standing Wave Ratios the ladder line has almost zero loss and the match box can provide a perfect match to our transceivers. This is a very efficient antenna system for 80 through 10 meters.

Good Luck. I am curious to see how close we can come to an optimized solution.

73,
Dan KA7GPP

-----Original Message-----
From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io [mailto:snovarc@snovarc.groups.io] On Behalf Of Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
Sent: Saturday, February 29, 2020 4:21 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io
Subject: [SnoVARC] looking for an antenna/antenna simulation elmer

I am trying to come up with an optimized design for an 80m NVIS antenna. So far this has boiled down to hatching ideas, building an NEC model using 4nec2, and then optimizing and evaluating the design.

(side note: the entire issue of building an antenna that has enough bandwidth to cover the entire 80m band is a rathole I did not expect to fall into. Fan dipoles. Butterfly dipoles. Cage dipoles. Holy smoke, who knew there were all these dipole variants?)

I’m bumping up against the limits understanding of antenna theory, and bumping into my very limited understanding of NEC modeling really hard.

So I’m looking for an elmer to help me out. If you can help, or you can help me connect with someone who can help, I’d sure appreciate it.


-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!





____________________________________________________________
She's 46, But Looks 25. This Is What She Does Every Day
removethewrinkles.com
http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3131/5e5b0d35950abd340381st02vuc


Re: looking for an antenna/antenna simulation elmer

Rowland
 

On Sat, Feb 29, 2020 at 4:21 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...> wrote:
I am trying to come up with an optimized design for an 80m NVIS antenna.  So far this has boiled down to hatching ideas, building an NEC model using 4nec2, and then optimizing and evaluating the design.

(side note: the entire issue of building an antenna that has enough bandwidth to cover the entire 80m band is a rathole I did not expect to fall into.  Fan dipoles.  Butterfly dipoles.  Cage dipoles.  Holy smoke, who knew there were all these dipole variants?)

I’m bumping up against the limits understanding of antenna theory,  and bumping into my very limited understanding of NEC modeling really hard.

So I’m looking for an elmer to help me out.  If you can help, or you can help me connect with someone who can help, I’d sure appreciate it.


-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!





Re: looking for an antenna/antenna simulation elmer

W7ABD
 

Hi Paul,

Here is the Buddipole design for a 80-40m NVIS Antenna.

https://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/buddipole/nvis2008.pdf

I have put one of these together and it seems to work.  But like all buddipole configurations it needs to be tweaked within the bands for the best match.

Jim
W7ABD


On 2/29/20 16:21, Paul Butzi (W7PFB) wrote:
I am trying to come up with an optimized design for an 80m NVIS antenna.  So far this has boiled down to hatching ideas, building an NEC model using 4nec2, and then optimizing and evaluating the design.

(side note: the entire issue of building an antenna that has enough bandwidth to cover the entire 80m band is a rathole I did not expect to fall into.  Fan dipoles.  Butterfly dipoles.  Cage dipoles.  Holy smoke, who knew there were all these dipole variants?)

I’m bumping up against the limits understanding of antenna theory,  and bumping into my very limited understanding of NEC modeling really hard.

So I’m looking for an elmer to help me out.  If you can help, or you can help me connect with someone who can help, I’d sure appreciate it.


-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!






looking for an antenna/antenna simulation elmer

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

I am trying to come up with an optimized design for an 80m NVIS antenna. So far this has boiled down to hatching ideas, building an NEC model using 4nec2, and then optimizing and evaluating the design.

(side note: the entire issue of building an antenna that has enough bandwidth to cover the entire 80m band is a rathole I did not expect to fall into. Fan dipoles. Butterfly dipoles. Cage dipoles. Holy smoke, who knew there were all these dipole variants?)

I’m bumping up against the limits understanding of antenna theory, and bumping into my very limited understanding of NEC modeling really hard.

So I’m looking for an elmer to help me out. If you can help, or you can help me connect with someone who can help, I’d sure appreciate it.


-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!


Re: Network cable tester

Rowland
 

Thanks Shaun and Mark but I just ordered one to have here at the house when needed.  


Thanks,

Rowland

 From now on please only use the following email for me  rowland.brasch@...


On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 10:33 PM Shawn / K7ATA <shawn@...> wrote:
I've gotcha covered. Hit me up via phone friday afternoon.

--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 2/27/2020 4:56 PM, Rowland wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I need to test some longer "under house" network cables for viability.
> Having some intermittent issues and want to test them and others.  I
> would need to borrow it for an afternoon please.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rowland
>
> /**From now on please only use the following email for me/
> rowland.brasch@... <mailto:rowland.brasch@...>
>






Re: Network cable tester

Shawn / K7ATA
 

I've gotcha covered. Hit me up via phone friday afternoon.

--Shawn
--K7ATA

On 2/27/2020 4:56 PM, Rowland wrote:
Hi All,

I need to test some longer "under house" network cables for viability. Having some intermittent issues and want to test them and others.  I would need to borrow it for an afternoon please.


Thanks,

Rowland

/**From now on please only use the following email for me/ rowland.brasch@gmail.com <mailto:rowland.brasch@gmail.com>


Network cable tester

Rowland
 

Hi All,

I need to test some longer "under house" network cables for viability. Having some intermittent issues and want to test them and others.  I would need to borrow it for an afternoon please.


Thanks,

Rowland

 From now on please only use the following email for me  rowland.brasch@...


Re: What are your plans tonight?

Tom WA7TBP
 

I am not able to attend. I will be at a CDCCC board meeting.

Sorry.

Tom

In a message dated 2/25/2020 08:54:50 Pacific Standard Time, irvina.mizell@... writes:

Oh, you're coming to the VE training class?  Great!  I'll look forward to seeing you at 6:pm at the Duvall Fire Station.

Thanks!

Irvina
W7IRM


What are your plans tonight?

Irvina Mizell
 

Oh, you're coming to the VE training class?  Great!  I'll look forward to seeing you at 6:pm at the Duvall Fire Station.

Thanks!

Irvina
W7IRM

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